3rd Canadian Division News Stories

Corporal Kory Fraser

Supply Technicians in short supply: Corporal Kory Fraser on why it’s a great job

Edmonton, Alberta — Always “magically getting things,” Supply Technicians are the logistical wizards of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF).
July 27, 2018

Honorary LCol Albert El Tassi,

Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel Albert El Tassi proudly wears the uniform and helps make it, too

Winnipeg, Manitoba — For the Royal Winnipeg Rifles’ Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel (HLCol) Albert El Tassi, a strong rapport with members is the reason why he continues to work closely with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF). HLCol El Tassi’s connection with troops is so strongly engrained because of his philanthropic efforts in support of CAF families as well as in his working life as his company makes the CADPAT (Canadian Disruptive Pattern) uniforms that the members wear.
July 13, 2018

Chief Warrant Officer Ramsay Bellisle talks with Sergeant Nathan Hedin

Canadian Army Reservists head to South Dakota for joint training

Rapid City, South Dakota — With positions on international military training exercises in short supply for Canadian Army Reservists, 59 members of 38 Canadian Brigade Group (38 CBG) jumped at the chance to attend Exercise GOLDEN COYOTE 2018 (Ex GC18).
June 28, 2018

hief Tony Alexis and Brigadier-General Trevor Cadieu

Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation hosts Canadian military to celebrate friendship

May 30, 2018 – Ottawa – National Defence/ Canadian Armed Forces
May 31, 2018

A Coyote Armored Patrol Vehicle

Battle Group Training, Wainwright style: Exercise MAPLE RESOLVE 2018

Wainwright, Alberta — Approximately 5,500 military personnel participated in Exercise MAPLE RESOLVE 2018 (Ex MR 18), which focused on validating three Level 6 headquarters from 5 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (5 CMBG) from 13 to 24 May at Canadian Forces Base Wainwright, Alberta. This annual force-on-force collective training event is designed and delivered by the Canadian Manoeuvre Training Centre (CMTC).
May 25, 2018

Sergeant Taylor Warren of The Fort Garry Horse

Employers take part in Army exercise alongside their Reservist employees

Winnipeg, Manitoba — When Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Superintendent Julie Baines came upon Sergeant Taylor Warren in his G-Wagon during Exercise ARMOURED BISON (Ex AB), she wasn’t quite sure she recognized him.
May 25, 2018

Apollo, a bull bison

Earth Day: Wainwright’s heritage bison herd inspires Second Annual Bison Run

Wainwright, Alberta — You can’t roller skate in a buffalo herd, according to the questionable wisdom of the late Texas country singer Roger Miller, but you could support Earth Day by running in the second annual Bison Run, if you’ve a mind to.
April 18, 2018

The Leopard 2 Armoured Engineering Vehicle

New Leopard 2 Armoured Engineer Vehicle is ‘the natural evolution’

Edmonton, Alberta — As part of the Force Mobility Enhancement (FME) project, the Canadian Army (CA) began receiving 18 new and improved Leopard 2 Armoured Engineer Vehicles (Leo 2 AEVs) in late fall 2017 to provide critical support to the CA’s Leopard 2 main battle tanks, Light Armoured Vehicles, Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicles and future fleets.
April 12, 2018

paratroopers from 3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry

Thrive, not just survive: 3rd Canadian Division explores wellness culture and mindset change

Edmonton, Alberta — It’s a common narrative in Army circles. Soldiers get injured, “gut through it” out of pride, loyalty, or fear of career implications.
March 8, 2018

The annual Exercise BISON WARRIOR

Army Reservist handles flood, fire, ice, university, sports, overseas deployment, polar bears and violin lessons

Winnipeg, Manitoba — Since Captain Ward Lentz became a Canadian Army (CA) Reservist in 2007, he has battled fire and flood, marvelled at the Northern Lights in the icy North, served as a Reserve infantry instructor, and supported security at the G8 and G20 summits in 2010, all within Canada. Following his deployment to Poland on Operation REASSURANCE Rotation 6 with the Regular Force in early 2017, he returned home with a new vigour for living life fully.
February 26, 2018

Alex Decoteau in police uniform, 1911

From the Olympics to Passchendaele: Alexander Decoteau’s exceptional journey

Passchendaele, Belgium — On November 12, 2017, Canadians will participate in the Alex Decoteau Run, a 5K portion of the 16K Poppies’ Run taking place through the historic battlefield of Passchendaele in Belgium. This event is one of many held in 2017 to commemorate the centenary of the battle.
November 7, 2017

Soldiers  right before taking part in the Edmonton YWCA’s 2017 “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” fundraiser

Swapping army boots for high heels for a worthy cause

Edmonton, Alberta — Over 400 men participated in Edmonton’s YWCA “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” fundraiser on September 20, 2017, teetering along a downtown block in high heels to raise awareness and funds for survivors of domestic violence.
October 24, 2017

Fort St. John, B.C

Military convoy celebrates Veterans, Alaska Highway

Dawson Creek, British Columbia — A collection of retired military vehicles has been given a new lease on life by a group of enthusiasts that has taken them on a journey of over 6,000 kilometres to salute veterans.
September 21, 2017

A member from the Romanian military stands with members of 1 PPCLI

Canadian soldiers in Europe perform at the highest level

On August 22, 2016, the main body of soldiers from CFB Edmonton embarked on a six- month tour of duty in Europe for Operation REASSURANCE to continue the Canadian Army’s contribution to the assurance and deterrence measures of the NATO alliance.
November 28, 2016

ring the replica of the Bell of the Liberation Monument

Dutch Presentation Honours Local Reserve Unit’s Role in the Liberation of Holland

Members of Edmonton’s Dutch Community gathered at the Dutch Canadian Centre on September 21, 2016 to witness a presentation commemorating the South Alberta Light Horse’s (SALH’s), role in the liberation of Holland in 1944 during the Second World War.
November 24, 2016

Sgt Barnard

EMT and Reservist: Two challenging jobs

 “I had no idea the Reserves was something I wanted,” says Sgt. Barnard.   “For me, it was just a quick challenge that I wanted to overcome to see if I could do it or not. I didn’t anticipate that at the end of it, I would have such a strong bond with everybody I worked .
November 21, 2016

Master Bombardier Nicolas Thomson on Ex Allied Spirit

Canadian soldier writes of Operation REASSURANCE experience from Europe

Soldier's View:  Master Bombardier Nicolas Thomson is currently deployed on Operation REASSURANCE as part of the Forward Observation Officer Detachment.
November 18, 2016

Tim Yu, a co-op student, trials military equipment through a computer simulation

Army doing better procurement through simulation

Gatineau, Quebec  — The Canadian Army (CA), like many of its international partners, makes good use of simulators as safe, inexpensive alternatives to training with real equipment;  however, a CA-led project is also leveraging the value of simulators in new ways.
November 15, 2016

Winnipeg’s McGregor Armoury

McGregor Armoury a military and community asset

Winnipeg, Manitoba — Winnipeg’s McGregor Armoury combines architectural beauty and functionality in a historically significant structure that is also a valuable community asset for residents of the city’s North End today.
November 15, 2016

The bridge towers

Ex SUSPENDED SAPPER

Members of 38 Combat Engineer Regiment constructed a Pedestrian Suspension Bridge across the Moose Jaw River completing the Trans Canada Trail through Saskatchewan. The project work took place from September 14–27, 2016.
November 10, 2016

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